Month: January 2023

BGIPU Officers visits IPU SG Chungong in Geneva in January 2023

BGIPU Chair and Officers visit Geneva to meet with IPU SG and Secretariat staff

On 24 and 25 January, recently elected BGIPU Chair, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP accompanied by Vice-Chair Alex Sobel MP , Vice-Chair Rt Hon Vicky Ford MP and Treasurer Dan Carden MP visited Switzerland to meet the Inter-Parliamentary Union Secretary General, Martin Chungong and senior staff of the IPU Secretariat at the House of Parliaments […]

A women casts her ballot in the 2018 general elections in Freetown. ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP

IPU supporting Sierra Leone as it opens door for more women in parliament

A new law in Sierra Leone will ensure that at least 30% of parliamentarians are women and impose similar quotas in other institutions, including government, local councils, the diplomatic corps and the civil service. The Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Act was signed into law by President Julius Maada Bio on 19 January, a few […]

Secretary-General, Mrs Jeanette Emberson during a parliament virtual hybrid sitting in 2021. Copyright: Parliament of Fiji

Parliaments after the pandemic highlighted in new IPU e-Parliament Report

The IPU’s newly released World e-Parliament Report 2022 shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in parliaments and made them more flexible, innovative and resilient. This seventh edition of the report is based on a survey of 123 parliamentary chambers as well as findings from focus groups involving 37 parliaments. The report was also made […]

© IPU/ Joel Sheakoski

IPU pays tribute to Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada murdered in Kabul

It is with great sadness that the IPU learnt of the murder of former Afghan parliamentarian Ms. Mursal Nabizada.  According to news reports, Ms. Nabizada and her bodyguard were shot dead at her home in Kabul on 15 January. Ms. Nabizada was elected to the Afghan National Assembly, representing Kabul, in 2018. She was an active member of the IPU and attended […]